14.05.2011 - 15.05.2011 25 °C
14th May - 15th May
Arrived in Salt Lake around half six the next morning, after a sleepless night. Arrived to see a large fire in a warehouse next to the bus terminal, luckily the wind was blowing the smoke away from where I was waiting for a local bus. Caught the bus to the hostel. It was too early to check in, which was unfortunate as I could have easily passed out on a bed. As it turns out I later did.
Had a day looking around the city. The city is surrounded by yet more snow capped mountains. These are a lot closer however and something I wasn't expecting to see. The city is a popular place for people to stay while they go skiing, as its only around an hours drive to the slopes. Its not peak season though so it was quite quiet. The city hosted the 2002 winter Olympics. Also, almost half the population is Mormon.